Saturday, 25 July 2015

Take Trump's Breath Away

 I feel the need, the need for a nap.

John McCain is in the news yet again, not because he's running for president and has chosen a total moron as his running mate or because he is over in Iraq funding and training ISIS terrorists but because Donald Trump slagged him off. The Maverick has taken a broadside from the loose cannon.

 You know what your problem is McCain? .... you're dangerous.
The Don said,

"He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured, OK? I hate to tell you. He is a war hero because he was captured. OK, you can have -- I believe perhaps he is a war hero."
"I think John McCain’s done very little for the veterans. I’m very disappointed in John McCain."

 Like many tough talkers Trump got deferments to avoid serving.

In 1967 McCain was shot down over Vietnam, his leg and both arms were broken, the VC got to him and smashed his shoulder with a rifle butt and stuck a bayonet into his foot. Over the next 5 and a half years he was beaten and tortured, his wounds were not treated and he wasn't expected to live. When they found out he was the son of an admiral he got better treatment and was forced to make a propaganda video denouncing the US. 

Trump got student deferments and a medical deferment for a foot thing, he then didn't get called up when they introduced the Vietnam lottery in 1969. The biggest hardship Trump faced was keeping out of nam and collecting rents in low income neighbourhoods for his Da. He wrote about the horror of these people who'd throw their trash out the window rather than put it into the dumpster in his memoirs. 

McCain is an asshole and while he hasn't done a lot for veterans, they will admit that he has helped them, not all the time but sometimes. 

Kit Carson

Is John McCain a hero? The good Senator from Arizona has been forcing Navajo/Hopi injuns off their land to get at the water and mining rights, that doesn't sound heroic then again Kit Carson the 1800's  frontiersman, mountain man, Indian agent and US army officer was classed as a hero. He even had dime novels written about his exploits.

He killed and scalped Indians, he destroyed whole villages with hundreds of people in them and the fucker cut doon the Navajo's sacred peach trees. Who knows how many villages McCain destroyed during his bombing runs.

The word hero gets used way too much and too easily. McCain served and since he had a record of crashing planes then the chances of him being eye to eye with the enemy were high. He got caught, was tortured and broken, he tried to kill himself but was prevented he survived, it wasn't heroism, it was survival. Sure he was brave but Donald does have a point that he only became a hero because he got caught. Also because he went into politics and yer military record gets used for political gain.

I think being called a hero is like a consolation prize then again these days you get awards for a sex change and get called a hero for winning races.

The US military give purple hearts for anyone who gets wounded. You fail and get wounded so you get a medal? .... one more medal than those who did their job better or were luckier got.  Some use the old, 'he gave more than most' excuse and how McCain can't lift his hands over his head, doesn't stop him from taking kick backs and being a dick.

He survived and did a lot better than many vets thanks to his life of privilege. Many other vets aren't being called a hero and have to fight for every drop of health care they get. I bet McCain doesn't have to wait at a VA for treatment. 

Call McCain a war veteran, not a war hero, he ain't no Audie Murphy. Though I do understand yer politically correct need to call him a hero. It's bad that it takes a slagging off from Trump to have people rally round and cheer for a scumbag they usually wouldn't give the time of day to, Trump has that effect on people.  

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